Netflix Reveals the Cast for One Piece Live Action Series

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Earlier in the year it was announced that a One Piece Netflix live action series was in the works with very little information being released. On Tuesday evening, the official Twitter account for One Piece Netflix released a short video of the cast members set to play the part of the 5 Straw Hat crew members, including Japanese subtitles within the video.

They also released Wanted Posters for each cast member:

Inaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy
Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro
Emily Rudd as Nami
Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp
Taz Skylar as Sanji

The official One Piece Netflix Twitter page shared a message from the series creator, and executive producer of the live acton adaption, Eiichiro Oda:

Steven Maeda is the co-writer, executive producer, and showrunner, with Matt Owens also co-writing and executive producing. Other executive producers for the series are Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios. Netflix One Piece is a co-production between Netflix and Tomorrow Studios, with Netflix handling physical production.

“We are so excited to set sail with this amazing and talented cast. Finding the right people to pull off the looks, emotions, and actions of the iconic Straw Hats was a long and challenging (and fun!) process. Much like the search for the One Piece itself. But we have finally found the perfect fits! They have already begun working very hard to bring these characters to life. You will come to know and love them just as much as their manga counterparts. All of us can’t wait to show you what we’ve come up with! Onward to adventure!”
Maeda & Owens

IMDB gives a summary of the plot:

An alternate version of Earth, and one that is currently in the midst of the ‘Golden Age of Pirates’. Ruthless cut-throat pirates rule the seas, and only the strongest have the chance to lay claim to the mythical treasure known as ‘One Piece’ that was left behind by the greatest pirate of them all Gol D. Roger. Years after the death of Gol D. Roger, a young boy by the name of Monkey D. Luffy has dreams of raising his own crew, finding One Piece, and declaring himself as Pirate King. After eating a devil fruit that grants Luffy the power to make his body like rubber, it gives him enormous strength and agility. When Luffy finally comes of age, he sets sail from Foosha Village in East Blue and sets upon his grand adventure to become the next Pirate King.

IMDB also provides most of the episode titles of the Netflix live-action adaption:

Episode 1: Romance Dawn
Episode 2: TBA
Episode 3: Captain of 8000 men
Episode 4: Cooks of the sea
Episode 5: A frog into the well
Episode 6: Arms and sharks
Episode 7: Tangerine grove
Episode 8: Crewmates
Episode 9: The end and the beginning
Episode 10: Grand Line

There also appears to be at least two photos from behind the scenes of the creation of the pirate ships:

Source: One Piece IMDB
Source: One Piece IMDB

Here is a comparison of real life versus the original anime characters:

So what do you think so far? Are you nervous? Cautiously optimistic? Not convinced yet? Let us know!

Source: Variety, Twitter, IMDB


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